It is believed by many, that we are all connected and have access to an inner knowledge. This inner knowledge or wisdom comes in the form of intuition, or connecting with our 'higher self', or just a gut feeling or a knowing. Science is now suggesting that we are all connected to each other, like we are plugged into some sort of matrix where we can access knowledge and wisdom.
To me these insights feel like ideas, inspiration, you can tell they are true and good because they feel amazing, they excite you, and your passion builds. That is of course until fear kicks in and tells you not to be silly, that its not possible, that only certain people can do those sort of things....
This is a good example of figuring out if it is inspiration or fear thats talking. If it is intuitiuon it is your 'higher self' telling you that this is something you could do, like a passion. It feels amazing and so exciting, you can actually feel the buzz run through your entire body!
Fear does not feel like this, fear feels heavy, a 'back to reality' sort of feeling. It's a voice that says "you can't". As I've mentioned in previous blogs, fear is there for a reason, and often it is the same fear that will stop you. The mind likes things to stay the same, if you start changing things in your life the mind will seriously resist, especially if it's a big change from what you normally do. The mind likes us to maintain habits. It knows it is safe when it is repeating the same things over and over.
So we have established the difference between fears and inspiration/insights.
How do we access these?
The first thing we can do is stop being so busy, slow down, take some deep breaths and relax. Slowing your breath will relax your muscles and reduce your heart rate, taking you into a more relaxed state. Take even just 10 minutes for some deep breaths, go outside and take a walk. Being in nature helps to calm your mind. Or sit still and try meditating, the purpose of meditating for me is to quieten (not silence) my mind, to stop it running through the todo list for the day and causing stress. If you are still struggling to calm the mind then give it a job, focus on your breathing, repeat a mantra, look at a candle, look at a symbol and trace it with your eyes. You could also listen to some meditation music or hold a crystal.
Before you know it something will pop into your head, it may not feel exactly right straight away but give it a few minutes to sort itself out and your inspiration or insight will be there. If it doesnt, it doesnt matter. You can try again later. You have still provided an excellent service to your body and allowed it to move into a relaxed, stress free, healing state. Maybe that is all it needed at that moment in time.
But I'm too busy!
If you have a deadline, are too busy and are struggling with something, step away from what you are doing. You have become overwhelmed and need a break. You need this quiet space even more!
If deap breathing or meditating doesnt sit well with you, just do something completely different, you will be amazed how the right idea just pops into your head when you are focusing on something else.
I hope you got somethig from this post and please share any posts that you feel help you or may help someone else.